Explore Croatia

Photo by M. Švarc, Zagreb, Croatia

It’s difficult to single out “Where to go in Croatia ?”
Let’s imagine a tourist who begins his adventure of traveling across Croatia.
Where to start; in the capital city Zagreb, or at the coast, maybe in Dubrovnik? Or in Istria? We recommend you write a list of “must-see” places to help you. Because Croatia is a country with lots of destinations, parks and cities, and attractions that interpret the wealthy cultural heritage and a long tradition of customs. All that represent us, Croatians, and we – people – reflect the history.

 

Hi, as mentioned before, we divided Croatia into some, according to us, logical divisions.
Why so?
Because it’s literally impossible for any foreigner to know our local names of the regions. Neither do we 😂.
So we ‘invented’ this selection. Some regions like Istria is known, to all, as Istria. Dalmatia is an long coastal region. We divided it into 3 parts; North Dalmatia, the Zadar area, which makes it more understandable for users because Zadar is the biggest and the most popular town in the area.
In Central Dalmatia, we have two regions; the Šibenik area and the Split area. Of course- islands in front of North, Central and South Dalmatia (Dubrovnik area) belong to their regions, but still as you see, we have special category; Adriatic islands. All clear, so far? 😀😅😂
A bit northern of Dalmatia is Northern Adriatic, Rijeka county, and Kvarner bay (collection of Islands of Kvarner), but here we also have Gorski Kotar.
If we go to Central Croatia, which is just that; central, in between coastal parts and Northern Croatia. So we picked some important cities to make it clearer. Now we have; Karlovac area, Sisak area, Bjelovar area, Koprivnica area, and Podravina county. (I don’t want to explain that Podravina is much more, and it consists of…bla-bla, yes, but now you’ll find something much easier).
And now, Zagreb and Zagreb area – I believe – this is all clear. Hopefully 😀
Further on, we have Eastern Croatia. He divided it into Slavonski Brod area, Požega area, Osijek area and Vukovar area.
Finally, we also have Northern Croatia; divided into tri parts; the most northern is Međimurje, Varaždin area is between the Zagreb area and Međimurje on the north, and CroatianZagorje is in the Northwest of the Zagreb area.
I know. I know. This division is done by all of us, and we did the best, trust me.
But, I hope – you’ll find what you are looking for.
Enjoy exploring!

The map of Croatia





We love to joke about the shape. We say ‘our little kifla’. It’s a bit difficult to translate, but it’s Kifli or kipfel. A traditional yeast bread roll rolled and formed into a crescent before baking.
So, our little kipfel is in front of you.
This will help you to navigate through Croatia.
In each region you’ll find many interesting facts, stories and attractions you’ll like.
But in every region, you’ll find kipfel 🙂

 

We hope you love it!
Explore Croatia!

 

Croatian identity was mainly influenced by Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Turkey and it can be recognized in architecture and customs.

Archives of TZG Rab, photo by Petar Lupić

 

Many tourists have the same goal during their holiday. The goal is to see as possible, experience the beauty of what destination provides and to soak up interesting parts of places to make an experience you will always remember.

Let’s begin our journey in the capital city. Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia with almost one million inhabitants, located in the continental central Croatia, an important transport hub thanks to its favorable geographical location. Humid continental climate attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. The city is rich in culture with the extremely large selection of cultural and entertainment facilities, a wide array of accommodation for reasonable prices as well as luxury hotels. The city has a strong tourist offer throughout the whole year so if you are planning to visit Zagreb, keep in mind that even in wintertime you will find this city breathtaking.

Photo by M. Švarc, National Theatre in Zagreb

 

Nearby the Croatian capital is the city of Krapina, which is extremely important due it is one of the richest paleoanthropological sites in the world because of the remains of Krapina Neanderthal. „Krapina Neanderthal Museum“ gave visitors the opportunity to become well acquainted with the research and findings in the area.

NEANDERTHALS-HUŠNJAKOVO-CROATIA-TOMISLAV-VEIC.jpg

If you are wandering across central Croatia here is a favorite must-see list chosen by tourists. List of destinations that are located not far from the capital consists of picturesque baroque city Varaždin, Charming Castle Trakošćan, located in Varaždin county, one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia attracting many visitors and protected as cultural heritage, small town Ilok perfect destination for wine lovers.

TRAKOSCAN CASTLE-CROATIA

If we are traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka we will pass through Gorski Kotar. It is a beautiful part of continental Croatia and the perfect place for nature lovers. The continuation of our journey leads us to the beautiful Kvarner region that consists of a large number of islands and famous tourist spots. We are now located in Rijeka, the biggest river port in Croatia. In the 19th century, it was one of Europe’s largest port and a trading center with a powerful industry. In the coastal region of Kvarner, you will see a beautiful Opatija, or as we like to call it, the „Adriatic Pearl“, the city with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Beautiful islands also located on Kvarner are the island of Krk that is the largest Croatian island, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, and a number of smaller islands.

Croatian Attractions,Rab island

 

These islands are the perfect summer oasis, the ideal place to escape from the crowded beaches and the city noise. Real natural beauties! We continue our tour through beautiful Istria where we definitely need to visit Rovinj, Pula with its fascinating Amphitheater and Poreč. Istria is known for its wine roads, elite tourism, famous gastronomy… Here you will find peace and relax away from a crowd of tourists. There is also a village of Motovun, the best-preserved medieval fortress of Istria peninsula which is world-famous for the eponymous film festival and each year attracts more and more visitors. Istrian wines, delicacies such as truffles and olive oil will leave you breathless!

 

Croatia Attractions, Rovinj, photo credit by Maistra

This is just a part of Croatia, and the story looks different if we start our trip from Zagreb and head to Dalmatia. On our way to Dalmatia, we will pass through Lika where you will have the opportunity to visit the most famous national park Plitvice Lakes, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist attractions. We continue our journey through central Dalmatia and come to the four regional centers. „Donat’s town“ Zadar known for the Church of St. Donat, which is the most valuable monument of pre-Romanesque architecture, „Krešimir’s town“ Šibenik because the city was mentioned for the first time in the deed of King Petar Krešimir IV., „city of Diocletian“ Split, the largest city in Dalmatia and in the extreme south of Croatia you will see a wonderful Dubrovnik, one of the most important historical and tourist destinations whose number of visitors is growing steadily. Croatia is a country of a thousand islands, rich cultural heritage with a large number of protected values and intangibles, beautifully preserved nature and clear sea so no matter which side you start your journey you will remain satisfied.

DUBROVNIK walls, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Selections of Croatian attractions excursions and tours

The island of Hvar is a paradise for walkers and…
3-4 hours
An amazing experience! You gonna get the best guide, total…
8 hours
Tito’s village KUMROVEC was one of the must-sees in ex…
8 hours
This excursion gives you the unique possibility of knowing the…
8 hours
  If you are a nature lover in Croatia, and if…
8 hours
Take a long walk in NP Plitvice is perfect if…
8 hours
Truffle hunting demonstrations are held with the well-experienced hunter who…
10 hours

Photo by M. Švarc, Zagreb, Croatia

It’s difficult to single out “Where to go in Croatia ?”
Let’s imagine a tourist who begins his adventure of traveling across Croatia.
Where to start; in the capital city Zagreb, or at the coast, maybe in Dubrovnik? Or in Istria? We recommend you write a list of “must-see” places to help you. Because Croatia is a country with lots of destinations, parks and cities, and attractions that interpret the wealthy cultural heritage and a long tradition of customs. All that represent us, Croatians, and we – people – reflect the history.

 

Hi, as mentioned before, we divided Croatia into some, according to us, logical divisions.
Why so?
Because it’s literally impossible for any foreigner to know our local names of the regions. Neither do we 😂.
So we ‘invented’ this selection. Some regions like Istria is known, to all, as Istria. Dalmatia is an long coastal region. We divided it into 3 parts; North Dalmatia, the Zadar area, which makes it more understandable for users because Zadar is the biggest and the most popular town in the area.
In Central Dalmatia, we have two regions; the Šibenik area and the Split area. Of course- islands in front of North, Central and South Dalmatia (Dubrovnik area) belong to their regions, but still as you see, we have special category; Adriatic islands. All clear, so far? 😀😅😂
A bit northern of Dalmatia is Northern Adriatic, Rijeka county, and Kvarner bay (collection of Islands of Kvarner), but here we also have Gorski Kotar.
If we go to Central Croatia, which is just that; central, in between coastal parts and Northern Croatia. So we picked some important cities to make it clearer. Now we have; Karlovac area, Sisak area, Bjelovar area, Koprivnica area, and Podravina county. (I don’t want to explain that Podravina is much more, and it consists of…bla-bla, yes, but now you’ll find something much easier).
And now, Zagreb and Zagreb area – I believe – this is all clear. Hopefully 😀
Further on, we have Eastern Croatia. He divided it into Slavonski Brod area, Požega area, Osijek area and Vukovar area.
Finally, we also have Northern Croatia; divided into tri parts; the most northern is Međimurje, Varaždin area is between the Zagreb area and Međimurje on the north, and CroatianZagorje is in the Northwest of the Zagreb area.
I know. I know. This division is done by all of us, and we did the best, trust me.
But, I hope – you’ll find what you are looking for.
Enjoy exploring!

The map of Croatia





We love to joke about the shape. We say ‘our little kifla’. It’s a bit difficult to translate, but it’s Kifli or kipfel. A traditional yeast bread roll rolled and formed into a crescent before baking.
So, our little kipfel is in front of you.
This will help you to navigate through Croatia.
In each region you’ll find many interesting facts, stories and attractions you’ll like.
But in every region, you’ll find kipfel 🙂

 

We hope you love it!
Explore Croatia!

 

Croatian identity was mainly influenced by Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Turkey and it can be recognized in architecture and customs.

 

Archives of TZG Rab, photo by Petar Lupić

 

Many tourists have the same goal during their holiday. The goal is to see as possible, experience the beauty of what destination provides and to soak up interesting parts of places to make an experience you will always remember.

Let’s begin our journey in the capital city. Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia with almost one million inhabitants, located in the continental central Croatia, an important transport hub thanks to its favorable geographical location. Humid continental climate attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. The city is rich in culture with the extremely large selection of cultural and entertainment facilities, a wide array of accommodation for reasonable prices as well as luxury hotels. The city has a strong tourist offer throughout the whole year so if you are planning to visit Zagreb, keep in mind that even in wintertime you will find this city breathtaking.

Photo by M. Švarc, National Theatre in Zagreb

 

Nearby the Croatian capital is the city of Krapina, which is extremely important due it is one of the richest paleoanthropological sites in the world because of the remains of Krapina Neanderthal. „Krapina Neanderthal Museum“ gave visitors the opportunity to become well acquainted with the research and findings in the area.

NEANDERTHALS-HUŠNJAKOVO-CROATIA-TOMISLAV-VEIC.jpg

If you are wandering across central Croatia here is a favorite must-see list chosen by tourists. List of destinations that are located not far from the capital consists of picturesque baroque city Varaždin, Charming Castle Trakošćan, located in Varaždin county, one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia attracting many visitors and protected as cultural heritage, small town Ilok perfect destination for wine lovers.

TRAKOSCAN CASTLE-CROATIA

If we are traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka we will pass through Gorski Kotar. It is a beautiful part of continental Croatia and the perfect place for nature lovers. The continuation of our journey leads us to the beautiful Kvarner region that consists of a large number of islands and famous tourist spots. We are now located in Rijeka, the biggest river port in Croatia. In the 19th century, it was one of Europe’s largest port and a trading center with a powerful industry. In the coastal region of Kvarner, you will see a beautiful Opatija, or as we like to call it, the „Adriatic Pearl“, the city with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Beautiful islands also located on Kvarner are the island of Krk that is the largest Croatian island, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, and a number of smaller islands.

Croatian Attractions,Rab island

 

These islands are the perfect summer oasis, the ideal place to escape from the crowded beaches and the city noise. Real natural beauties! We continue our tour through beautiful Istria where we definitely need to visit Rovinj, Pula with its fascinating Amphitheater and Poreč. Istria is known for its wine roads, elite tourism, famous gastronomy… Here you will find peace and relax away from a crowd of tourists. There is also a village of Motovun, the best-preserved medieval fortress of Istria peninsula which is world-famous for the eponymous film festival and each year attracts more and more visitors. Istrian wines, delicacies such as truffles and olive oil will leave you breathless!

 

Croatia Attractions, Rovinj, photo credit by Maistra

This is just a part of Croatia, and the story looks different if we start our trip from Zagreb and head to Dalmatia. On our way to Dalmatia, we will pass through Lika where you will have the opportunity to visit the most famous national park Plitvice Lakes, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist attractions. We continue our journey through central Dalmatia and come to the four regional centers. „Donat’s town“ Zadar known for the Church of St. Donat, which is the most valuable monument of pre-Romanesque architecture, „Krešimir’s town“ Šibenik because the city was mentioned for the first time in the deed of King Petar Krešimir IV., „city of Diocletian“ Split, the largest city in Dalmatia and in the extreme south of Croatia you will see a wonderful Dubrovnik, one of the most important historical and tourist destinations whose number of visitors is growing steadily. Croatia is a country of a thousand islands, rich cultural heritage with a large number of protected values and intangibles, beautifully preserved nature and clear sea so no matter which side you start your journey you will remain satisfied.

DUBROVNIK walls, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Selections of Croatian attractions excursions and tours

The island of Hvar is a paradise for walkers and…
3-4 hours
An amazing experience! You gonna get the best guide, total…
8 hours
Tito’s village KUMROVEC was one of the must-sees in ex…
8 hours
This excursion gives you the unique possibility of knowing the…
8 hours
  If you are a nature lover in Croatia, and if…
8 hours
Take a long walk in NP Plitvice is perfect if…
8 hours
Truffle hunting demonstrations are held with the well-experienced hunter who…
10 hours
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